• Carolina Fishing

    Look for “spaghetti” on your fish finder when deep-jigging for winter bass

    When bass pro Shane Lineberger idles over deep water during winter, he wants to see multiple schools of baitfish on his fish finder before he stops to make a cast. He knows the spot will be even better when he sees “spaghetti.”

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    How to rig a drop-shot for soft plastics or live bait

    The drop-shot rig is best known for gently presenting soft-plastic lures, but with a few tweaks, the same setup can present live bait, especially minnows, to bass.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Rewards await patient anglers

    Over the winter, cold water and lack of food changes the way speckled trout feed. For most of the year, trout feed out of reaction. If something lands on the table, they will gulp it down and  look for something else to shove in their mouth. But winter is different. Specks become less active and will only eat when they feel the need to lunge towards something that looks tempting. Even when the tide and conditions are perfect, it doesn’t always equate to a strong speckled trout bite. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Baits, technique can make a big difference in winter trout success in the Carolinas

    During the fall, speckled trout eat about everything they can afford to get down their throats in anticipation of the winter season. But when winter arrives and most of the bait vanishes, lure and bait choices force anglers to revise their playbooks. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Seven tips to better long-lining

    Finding success in long-line trolling takes dedication in order to get a system that works. Once you’re comfortable with your system, these tips will help you become a better long-liner.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Fill up your bait tank with big gizzard shad when targeting Lake Murray stripers

    Striper fisherman Chip Bragg confesses catching big gizzard shad might be as tough as catching big stripers on those same shad.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Pro-Drive X Series with stick-steering

    Pro-Drive is a small company attuned to the wants and desires of its customers, building boats and motors to be used as a unit. Pro-Drive designers and builders all use shallow-water boats and drives when hunting and fishing, are open to suggestions and have the experience to make ideas work. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Excel F4 Center Console

    The F4 and F86 Center Console shallow-water boats harken back to the beginnings of the Excel Boat Co. With deep roots in duck hunting flooded Arkansas timber, Excel began with a need for tough durable boats and has grown to be a premier manufacturer of affordable models targeting the unique needs of outdoor recreational enthusiasts. Excel’s motto is “One weld at a time,” and its commitment to quality is readily evident.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Xpress XBay 21 and 23

    Fifty years ago, Xpress Boats changed the horizon of aluminum boat building by being the first to weld an aluminum boat. Later, it pioneered construction based on using longitudinal rib construction rather than cross ribs and injecting expandable foam to create a unibody platform that exceeded Coast Guard Standards and provided enhanced performance while dramatically reducing hull noise and increasing the overall safety of their boats. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Tracker Pro Team 195TXW

    The Tracker Pro Team 195 TXW is the largest, most-powerful, all-welded, modified Vee aluminum boat Tracker Marine has ever built. And no space was wasted, either. It’s packed that start at the bow with a huge bow casting deck and continue to the box beam, all-aluminum transom. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm